Every Christmas mums are faced with the dilemma of what to give their child’s teacher for Christmas. Take the pressure off and send along home made gift baskets or spoil her with gift hampers full of her favourite food.

Gift basket


A great gift is either a gift basket you have made up yourself or you can buy beautiful gift baskets that are filled with all sorts of products. Choose something that is a bit indulgent, such as chocolates, gourmet foods, cheeses or wine. The other option is pampering bath products or skincare products like body butter, moisturiser, bath oil, soap and body wash. You could also choose fun items or things like CDs, books or DVDs. Buy to suit your budget.

Journal or diary

Give your child’s teacher a pretty journal or a new diary for the coming year ahead. There are lots of designs to choose from or you could cover a plain one yourself with material or paper for an individual design. You could have your child write a special message of thanks in the front cover.


Buy her a special pen that she can use both at work or at home. You could have it engraved with her name and also give her some refills. She can use it for correcting homework and writing good reports.

Home made goodies

A great gift, which will also not cost you too much, is to make some home made biscuits, chocolates or fudge. Buy a nice jar or decorative tin and fill it with your home made goodies. Tie a ribbon around it and decorate with Christmas baubles, stars and bells.

Movie tickets

Give your child’s teacher a night out by giving her movie tickets or movie vouchers which can be redeemed for whatever movies she likes. If giving her tickets make sure you give her two so she can take her partner or a friend.


For a fail safe present chocolates make a great Christmas gift. Buy her something a little different and indulgent or why not have your children make chocolates to give her. You can buy chocolate making moulds, colourings and the chocolate buds online or from some craft stores or speciality food stores. Your children will have a lot of fun and if they don’t eat them all before, their teacher will appreciate the effort.

Tea set

For something a little more old fashioned buy her a sweet tea set. You can buy sets for two or a tea set for one. If she is a big tea drinker she might like to have proper tea made from tea leaves at school instead of the usual tea bags. Make her tea drinking experience something to enjoy with a cup and saucer that matches the pot.


There are beautiful candles available and you can buy her candle holders or vases to go with them. There are scented candles, natural beeswax candles or you could get some festive, especially for her Christmas table.